HC Deb 29 March 1901 vol 92 c215
* SIR JOHN COLOMB (Great Yarmouth)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, before the special discussion on the proposed Army reforms takes place, he will furnish a Return or Memorandum giving the House information respecting the 120,000 men constituting the organised force to be held available for field service over sea, as set forth in the Return on to-day's Paper entitled Army Reforms.


The numbers which make up the 120,000 men are as follows:—

All ranks.
3 Army Corps 108,777
3 Cavalry Brigades 7,491
Line of Communication Troops 4,000
Total 120,268
I cannot assent to my hon. friend's Return, as the details are numerous, and our staff is already heavily worked.